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bridge are closed now it began before midnight when police began chasing a suspect. amy hollyfield is live near the scene at the bay bridge. >> reporter: take a look behind me. see the red lights? that is where a chp officer is on the bay bridge blocking that exit to treasure island. this is going into the city, coming from oakland. this is westbound. traffic moving around it okay. be aware that you cannot exit on to treasure island. officials realize that traffic is okay now but the commute hours are coming, they realize this could change. here's why this is happening. police are trying to stop a man at bush street they were told he was armed, this was in san francisco, they say he took off. while he was trying to escape, he shot at the police officers at least once. they followed him to treasure island. they say he jumped out of his car and now he's threatening suicide. police say he's on the shoreline in treasure island, before the guard booth before that vista area if you have been to the island you know what area i'm speaking about. they say it is too dangerous to let people i
chasing a suspect. amy hollyfield is live near the scene of the bay bridge. the problem is causing for people trying to get home and work later. >> reporter: that's right the concern this is going to cripple the commute into san francisco. here's what it looks like now. traffic moving okay. it is only 5:00 in the morning. we are on the upper deck, this is westbound traffic, you can see an officer there see those red flares? that's where the officer is blocking the ramp to treasure island. treasure island is on lock down, no one allowed on or off. this is because police are dealing with a man who is averaged and threatening suicide. police say he's already fired his gun once at police. officers are worried he will do it again and could hurt someone. they've got him sectioned off on treasure island at the shoreline at vista point before that guard house as you pull on to the island. police don't want anyone diving past him, they say it is too dangerous. they say he -- has already led police on a high speed chase and fired at them. there are 50 people in san francisco trying to get ho
update. right now we have amy hollyfield standing by in the north bay. >> let's begin with meteorologist lisa argen she is tracking the storm. >>> good morning. we have seen this increase within the last hour or so the darker green indicates heavier rain, yellows offshore this is a loop you can see green beginning to spread east from highway 1 to highway 101, windsor, calistoga, into the east bay richmond still light rain, rain and wind along the richmond-san rafael bridge through larkspur, southern marin, golden gate bridge wet, peninsula san francisco looking at wet weather, 280, 101 into alameda castro valley lighter returns not yet seeing much except the wind in the south bay, san jose wind gusts up to third -- 35 miles an hour. today coast, bay, inland heavy rain, gusty winds throughout the morning. late morning hours into noontime, the winds diminish, rain tapers, just scattered showers mild in the 60s, by the evening hours, better evening commute, just a few showers, getting into heavier rain around 2:00 tomorrow night into your friday morning commute. >>> roads
bridge or what you can see, visibility is low now. here's video amy hollyfield and ian back dock shot this morning, thick fog -- babcock shot this morning, thick fog at 6:30 we go live to amy and see how drivers are navigating through the fog. >>> chp investigate wag caused aid head off on crash in the foothills that killed four, including three members of an oakland family saturday night on highway 50 in the eldorado county town of casino, westbound prius crossed four lanes, hit head-on by a minivan driving in the opposite direction, drive and to passengers in the prius died, 4-year-old girl in the minivan was also killed. coming up, kira klapper will reveal new information about the victims. >>> highway patrol says bay area fatalities are up from last year at this time, seven people have died on bay area roads compared to six last thanksgiving weekend. chp says this bmw was going fast in foggy conditions yesterday morning when it rear-ended a big rig on i-81 person died at the scene, a second victim was airlifted to john newer medical center. >>> highway -- patrol trying to -- an un
the wind mixed with rain and fog. we have live team coverage of the storm with amy hollyfield in the north bay. katie marzullo on the coast. eric thomas is at sfo. meteorologist lisa argen in the weather center with live doppler 7 hd. >>> good morning. we are looking at the back edge of this system in the north bay. heaviest rain now in the east bay, peninsula, just had a good downpour here. dublin 580 and south towards union city and fremont moderate rain now the winds have been a big factor gusting to 30 and 40 miles an hour. this rain pushing into the east bay and oakland now. still, rain to the west and woodside, 280, 101 through sunnyvale, watch out cupertino getting into heavier rain now. off the coast pescadero, santa cruz picking up rain. wind gusts up to 32 miles an hour, san jose still airport delays and wind advisory extended into 2:00 this afternoon for wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour. >>> the coast and in particular pacifica, has been pounded by ferocious winds and rain most of the morning. more than 1,000 are in the dark there. katie marzullo is live on palmetto avenue in p
of the storm with amy hollyfield in the north bay. katie marzullo on the coast. eric thomas is at sfo. meteorologist lisa argen in the weather center with live doppler 7 hd. >>> good morning. we are looking at the back edge of this system in the north bay. heaviest rain now in the east bay, peninsula, just had a good downpour here. dublin 580 and south towards union city and fremont moderate rain now the winds have been a big factor gusting to 30 and 40 miles an hour. this rain pushing into the east bay and oakland now. still, rain to the west and woodside, 280, 101 through sunnyvale, watch out cupertino getting into heavier rain now. off the coast pescadero, santa cruz picking up rain. wind gusts up to 32 miles an hour, san jose still airport delays and wind advisory extended into 2:00 this afternoon for wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour. >>> the coast and in particular pacifica, has been pounded by ferocious winds and rain most of the morning. more than 1,000 are in the dark there. katie marzullo is live on palmetto avenue in pacifica what is happening? >> reporter: this is palmetto
start to your thanksgiving getaway. amy hollyfield is live in oakland with what is happening. >> reporter: it is wet out here. we are keeping an eye on the toll plaza, today is going to be a busy day on the roads. traffic okay we haven't seen big areas of standing water, it is wet something to keep in mind. look at this video we shot overnight, bay area did get a good soaking overnight, chp tells me they were very busy, several calls, solo spin-outs the peak of the weather between 11 p.m. and 2:00 this morning the phone was ringing off the hook caltrans was also busy overnight responding to calls of flooded areas that needed to be drained or areas they needed to help out drivers. now the rain seems to be tapering off a bit calls are slowing. hopefully, this won't impact your journey too much today if you are trying to get away for the thanksgiving holiday. the good news, we are getting through it now. tomorrow the forecast looks good it is supposed to be a beautiful thanksgiving holiday. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> this morning, marin county residents are keeping an eye on
marzullo and amy hollyfield have been watching conditions along the coast and north bay. first meteorologist lisa argen is tracking the system. >>> good morning. the storm has maybe slowed a little because the brunt of the activity is yet to come. we are looking at leading edge of it now up through sonoma county, a little bit more yellows. the cold front still a couple hours away we are looking at the winds continuing to increase the next few hours of the here's fort ross, and bodega bay getting light rain, wind advisory going up, winds from 10 miles an hour up to 40 miles an area, -- an hour, bay area wide, we'll keep watch all morning long. >>> so far, we are light, but preparing for a hectic commute. live look at golden gate bridge down to one lane northbound, two lanes southbound. roadwork in the north part of the span that should be picked up in the next half an hour. very light conditions, no rain there. we did have a little rain farther north in marin this morning. west 4 at harbor, car fire on the shoulder. also roadwork or pardon me yes roadwork al 0 to eastbound 80 ra
main break forcing evacuations happen clayton court near hillside park where we find amy hollyfield with the latest on the mess. >> reporter: what i'm standing in front of is gross and a big deal. this isn't even the half of it. you've got to see the pictures we have on tape they blow this away. look at all this mud that has come gushing into this neighborhood it has impacted cars, blocked streets, there's a wall of mud on one of the blocks so high we can't drive our trucks through so we can't get to the source of the problem. we were told when one of the water officials arrived he stood and looked at it in awe and even uttered an expletive. unlike anything anyone has seen. they weren't sure what they were dealing with, maybe a water main break. now they've identified there's a makeshift reservoir on top of this hill above hillside park where residents get their water it seems that has leaked out first a gush and a lot of water now it appears the tank may be empty because it is trickling now the gush is over. now it is just the cleanup and they are figuring out what happened and wha
neighborhood along lausanne avenue. we have live coverage from amy hollyfield. >> reporter: the water main ruptured 5:45 this morning unleashing 45,000 gallons of water. it rushed down hill into a daly city neighborhood and brought the hill with it. mud filled streets and built a disgusting wall around several cars. concerned police officers ran from door-to-door to wake up the neighborhood. >> they ran at 5 in the morning several times and i woke up what is going on. they are like there's a mudslide you have to evacuate. >> reporter: members of the wong family had no idea how long they would be out of their home they packed two days worth of clothing and tried to navigate through the mud and water at 5:00 in the morning with suitcases. >> they said there's an evacuation center across the street from our house we couldn't get there because of the mud. >> reporter: when the sun came up she saw her car halfway covered in mud, sinking by the minute. >> it makes me want to cry it was my first car. >> reporter: after they stopped the water authorities decided to keep eight homes evacuated becau
. they set up a perimeter, police negotiators were able to convince the man to surrender. amy hollyfield will have more in a live report in the next half hour. >>> 5:05. oakland police investigating that city's 116th homicide of the year. detectives say a man was shot and killed in east oakland after 8:00 last night. officers found the victim unresponsive near the san leandro border. he was pronounced dead at the scene. >> the murders of two teenaged oakland this week have underscoreed growing fear that criminals are getting bolder. 15-year-old raquel gerstel and her 16-year-old friend bobbie sartain were gunned down, the shootings have left family members and friends looking for answers. >> i within to the morgue, the coroner's office -- i couldn't believe it was my daughter, the picture i saw, they shot her quite a few times. >> my daughter wasn't where she was supposed to be. i begged and pleaded with her to stay off the streets of oakland. she was supposed to be at a friend's house. it is bad out there in oakland right now. >> two and a half miles from the murder scene in elementary
will be a ponding from the storm. -- will be a pounding from the storm. amy hollyfield is in san rafael. >> reporter: not too bad, a little mist, a little drizzle, we had heavy raindrops around 4:30 so the streets are already wet there's a chilly wind here in san rafael. north bay is supposed to get hit hard that's why we are here we are going to keep an eye on it for you. yesterday people the day getting ready, several sandbag stations in the north bay, people took advantage of those, clearing out gutters, government officials say they tell us they feel prepared they will be watching carefully, especially day two and three of this storm. >> i believe the storms back-to-back could produce significant runoff. >> reporter: san -- san anselmo has had its fair share of flooding. they put safeguards in place since the 2005 flood they say the creek looks nice and low so they are feeling good. here it is quiet now but it is wet, misty, even though there's not a downpour yet, grab that up pwhrel la -- umbrella and rain boots. tune in before you walk out the door because we will be here watching it for you.
. amy hollyfield is live in fremont. how is it going there? >> reporter: good morning. some have soggy trick-or-treaters last night wondering if you are going to have a soggy commute it is pretty wet out here. we came here to fremont because the storm looks like it is headed toward the fremont redwood city area we wanted to show you what it is looking like now. we did experience a steady rain. it has let up now for the moment but it does come and go the kind of rain where you want to grab your rain gear, umbrella, jacket put the kids raincoats on don't cancel the day. there's not driving winds, it is just a nice, steady rain. did check in with the chp. they said their number of calls has increased overnight, typical storm calls. people pointing outstanding water or couple of spin-outs. and they have dispatched cal trains to clear some storm drains so they can relieve the standing water. they want to get the word out there is some standing water out there the rain is coming on and off nothing too terrible, you can deal with it. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> san jose police officer puts
for trying to do his job. amy hollyfield is live at the van ness station. >> reporter: the good miss is that they have surveillance -- the good news is they have surveillance video. look at this image, see if you recognize this man. you can see the -- you can't see the agent but you see the man at someone. he was not attacked. this happened at the van they say station. police say the man was mad at the station agent because he wouldn't let him take his bike on the train. >> reaching the platform level the suspect immediately turned around and tacked the agent he punched him and kicked him several times. and knocked him to the ground as he stood back up the suspect continued the assault knocking him to the ground. >> reporter: here's a good still they think he's 25 to 30, about six feet tall, brown hair this happened about a month ago, october 10th. muni is hoping someone will see tnhps video and remember the indent, remember being there or maybe you just recognize this -- in man either way they are asking that you help. the station agent has been released from the hospital. he is sti
before he was hit and killed. amy hollyfield joins us from the montgomery street with -- -- station where mo. >> reporter: it was a rough day for commuters, crowds, confusion. people who use public transition seem to take things in stride well they make quick decisions. they handled it well, one thing they like information. they like to know what is going on. commuters had to do serious zig -- zigzagging through san francisco how late are you? >> about 45 minutes. >> as far as west portal they had to reroute to balboa park and we had to ride here probably about an extra hour added to my commute. >> reporter: muni service was shutdown after train hit a man in the tunnel. >> it appears someone was walking in between embarcadero and montgomery station on a catwalk. that's where contact was made. >> reporter: officials don't know why the man was on the tracks. everyone onboard the train that hit him is okay. while police tried to figure out why this happened, muni tried to deal with stranded commuters. bart gave free rides to beam within the city limits. muni added extra bus. >> we have as ma
red cross to help storm victims. amy hollyfield joins us live to explain now easy it is -- how easy it is >> reporter: the bay area has deployed more than 100 volunteers to the east coast. here's some of the supplies they are taking, food, water they also hand out cleaning supplies, bleach and mops, very necessary as they cleanup after this hurricane. if you are even questioning what kind of a need there is, look at these pictures, lines of people waiting for the red cross volunteers, as soon as red cross shows up people standing in lines hoping to get supplies that the red cross has to hand out. hurricane sandy has kill more than 100 -- has killed more than 100 people in 10 states so many people without power, so many lost their homes. the red cross is estimating this is going to cost tens of millions of dollars. i'm joined live at pier 54 by jim mallory, a spokesperson with the red cross. people might feel nervous as they hear about huge corporations they may wonder what kind of a difference their donation can make. >> every little bit helps. the people are so appreciative of the
cross to make today a day of giving to help millions. amy hollyfield joins us from pier 54. >> reporter: every little bit counts. think about blankets the red cross has shipped 80,000 to the east coast. if you donate $10 it will buy three of thees. a little goes a long way. the red cross has already served one million meals to storm victims on the east coast. the agency needs your help to keep providing relief. >> sometimes, people have the perception that the red cross may not need any more donations, they are so big and there's the misconception that perhaps we are funded by the government, which we are not. we are funded by the generosity of the public. >> reporter: that's why abc has teamed up with the red cross for a day of giving. a phone bank on "good morning america" kicked off the day, different shows will ask for donations throughout the day and the company is donating two million dollars and will match donations from its employees with >> 90 within cents out of every dollar is going -- 91 cents out of every dollar is going to those in need. >> reporter: five from the bay area
of giving to help millions. amy hollyfield joins us from pier 54. >> reporter: every little bit counts. think about blankets the red cross has shipped 80,000 to the east coast. if you donate $10 it will buy three of thees. a little goes a long way. the red cross has already served one million meals to storm victims on the east coast. the agency needs your help to keep providing relief. >> sometimes, people have the perception that the red cross may not need any more donations, they are so big and there's the misconception that perhaps we are funded by the government, which we are not. we are funded by the generosity of the public. >> reporter: that's why abc has teamed up with the red cross for a day of giving. a phone bank on "good morning america" kicked off the day, different shows will ask for donations throughout the day and the company is donating two million dollars and will match donations from its employees with >> 90 within cents out of every dollar is going -- 91 cents out of every dollar is going to those in need. >> reporter: five from the bay area have traveled east to he
have increased taxes on the middle class to help fun education was soundly defeated. amy hollyfield joins us live with more. >> reporter: shopping is why a lot of people come to emeryville when you shop is when you are going to feel the affects of prop 30, a quarter cent sales tax increase to fund prop 30 the wealthy californians will pay for the rest of prop 30 their income tax will go up between one and three percent. supporters of prop 30 were thrilled when they got word the measure was leading. this morning it was officially called that prop 30 had received support at the ballot box. governor brown staked his term as governor on this measure he pushed it hard, telling people there would be billions in cuts at the schools, if it failed. >> here we are, we have a vote of the people. i think the only place in america where a state said let's raise our taxes for our kids, for our schools. >> reporter: i just go off the phone with one of the lead opponents he said he's disappointed and predicts that voters will be surprised at the cost of this measure. he did concede the governor did
abuse case. amy hollyfield is live at city hall. >> reporter: alagi surprised a lot of people when she voted for ross mirkarimi to keep his job. a lot of people turned on her after that now she has lost the election. here's what owe what mirkarimi had to say about that. >> -- voting her conscience that billionaires would take out and hit her because of her support for me. i think we should all reject politics of retribution and anything based on vengeance or spending lots of money to get even because somebody didn't vote our way >> reporter: alagi was not in her office this morning. by 10:00 most of the supervisors had lights on today. she did not. we have file video of her from her swearing in ceremony. she also isn't answering the door at her home or cell phone this morning. some wealthy supporters of mayor lee helped fund a campaign against alagi after she voted to reinstate mirkarimi as sheriff. she was beat last night, by breed the supervisor elect. mirkarimi said breed ran a good campaign you can't say she won because of alagi's vote for him. breed tells us alagi has not called t
at -- and lots of high end stores. amy hollyfield joins us live. >> reporter: it is crowded. we've seen people arriving by the bus loads. look at the over pass of cars there's a line of cars trying to get here to this mall. i just talked to people who just arrived they said it took 30 minutes to exit the highway. the permanent parking lots are full. they have some auxillary ones set up for this weekend. shoppers say no big deal, they are serious about shopping at outlet malls and willing to wait to get here. the die-hard bargain hunters it is a lot to celebrate. economists, city leaders and job seekers say there is more to celebrate today than just shopping. >> the first outlet center opening in california since 2001. better yet, it is only one of five in the whole united states to open this year. >> reporter: some say the opening of the paragon outlet mall in livermore is more concrete evidence that the economy is coming back and can support a huge mall. look at the line at starbucks one hour before the mall opened with >> brand new outlet store in the bay area we live in tracy we don't have
end stores. amy hollyfield joins us live. >> reporter: it is crowded. we've seen people arriving by the bus loads. look at the over pass of cars there's a line of cars trying to get here to this mall. i just talked to people who just arrived they said it took 30 minutes to exit the highway. the permanent parking lots are full. they have some auxillary ones set up for this weekend. shoppers say no big deal, they are serious about shopping at outlet malls and willing to wait to get here. the die-hard bargain hunters it is a lot to celebrate. economists, city leaders and job seekers say there is more to celebrate today than just shopping. >> the first outlet center opening in california since 2001. better yet, it is only one of five in the whole united states to open this year. >> reporter: some say the opening of the paragon outlet mall in livermore is more concrete evidence that the economy is coming back and can support a huge mall. look at the line at starbucks one hour before the mall opened with >> brand new outlet store in the bay area we live in tracy we don't have many thin
negotiations. amy hollyfield is live at the picket line. >> reporter: good news they are going back to the table. even at 5:30 in the morning the picket line continues, a small group making their statement in front of raley's. their union said it is not going to let its guard down this is a small group we have video during the daytime when the crowd is larger and more active many union officials believe their picket lines have diverted customers to other stores and forcing the company to listen and consider their demands. the strike involves 7,000 workers, it started last sunday, this has been going on for over a week, raley's has been negotiating with its workers for 15 months. last week made its last bet final offer, members didn't like it and decided to strike. the offer included a two year wage freeze. raley's says it needs to cut costs, saying it is in a fiercely competitive market stalemate happened. now both sides say they are going to come back to the table which could be seen as a good sign the hope is they can reach agreement. we'll keep you posted. amy hollyfield, abc7 ne
. . >> amy hollyfield joins us with more on the developing story. >> reporter: i just spoke with the police chief he says his officers can't believe the artillery they found in the home. there were automatic weapons in there, one had a clip that would hold 100 rounds it was loaded. what they had far out-powers what the police have. they got the call 4:30 this morning to go to the neighborhood. police found four people inside the home. they also found marijuana, guns and a lot of ammunition. they arrested four people and say two are confirmed members of the taliban gang here menlo park. there's a shooting in that neighborhood a week ago which also involved the taliban gang. police say they a gang problem in the bell haven neighborhood. >> we put extra bike patrols out, we are going to be putting extra foot patrols in the area. we have to see what happens next. we are taking it very serious. >> reporter: police held a town hall meeting about this issue. they had a good turnout, people are very concerned. police get the impression that many are terrified when those four people were shot a week
's office. that last location is where we find amy hollyfield live. >> reporter: fire investigator are still on the scene of this pet clinic. they are very determined to catch who is doing this they find it upsetting that someone has such little regard for property and firefighters' lives. this was the second fire of the night, the village bar started burning before 3:00 a.m.. firefighters were already suspicious, then couldn't believe it when the call of a third fire came in. all three looked suspicious, all within 12 hours of each other. >> someone is lighting fires, we are doing our bet to find out who it is. we are working with the police department with our investigative team and we are doing the best we can to find the suspect. >> reporter: the first fire was at a vacant home on alabama street 8:30 last night. then the bar after closing around 3:00. 7:25, a third fire at a pet clinic this is part of a disturbing trend going on for a while. >> over the last six to eight months we've had fires with the similar modus operandi. sporadic in terms of time of day or night, sporadic in terms o
we find amy hollyfield live. >> reporter: fire investigator are still on the scene of this pet clinic. they are very determined to catch who is doing this they find it upsetting that someone has such little regard for property and firefighters' lives. this was the second fire of the night, the village bar started burning before 3:00 a.m.. firefighters were already suspicious, then couldn't believe it when the call of a third fire came in. all three looked suspicious, all within 12 hours of each other. >> someone is lighting fires, we are doing our bet to find out who it is. we are working with the police department with our investigative team and we are doing the best we can to find the suspect. >> reporter: the first fire was at a vacant home on alabama street 8:30 last night. then the bar after closing around 3:00. 7:25, a third fire at a pet clinic this is part of a disturbing trend going on for a while. >> over the last six to eight months we've had fires with the similar modus operandi. sporadic in terms of time of day or night, sporadic in terms of the day of the week. no specif
to cross a picket line get to work. amy hollyfield is live at the port. this is going on at oakland airport. >> reporter: that's right this is scheduled to start at 6:00, the second phase of the strike. the first phase started last night. they've picketed at oakland international airport. this is the union that represents maintenance and janitorial workers who work at the port offices. the port authority is asking the union to contribute 5% to their own retirement fund. the union says the strike has been called because of unfair labor practices. they are claiming port was withholding financial information required for bargaining purposes. >> all of our financials are fully available online. we've been fully transparent and working with them and answered all questions. >> they have this arrogant attitude that they think they can get away with anything. they've withheld this information we've requested, requested, we go on strike now they will send it to us. >> reporter: the union says the package of documents, has been delivered. seiu is hoping other unions like the teamsters will join them
. amy hollyfield is at the scene. >> reporter: police on the lookout asking for you to be too of a dark colored sedan with damage to the front. san jose police say the man was jaywalking in the dark, it was 6:00 in the morning, probably in the rain when he was hit. they don't know if the driver realized that he or she hit a person. >> very serious offense. again, there's always an explanation for what might or might not have happened. again, with the conditions, dark, low lighting, i'm not sure what the victim was wearing, those are things that we look at when we are investigating. >> reporter: that first car did leave the scene. then the man was hit a second time, this time by an suv. that driver is cooperating with police. this happened on alum rock avenue before jackson avenue, in front of the carl's jr. that had just opened. >> i'm scared, i feel like, i don't know, really scared. wow. >> reporter: the fact that someone died here and the driver didn't stop doesn't surprise many in the area who say people seem to be getting more and more careless. >> nobody cares about anything aroun
. bad timing with folks traveling home after thanksgiving, going back to work. amy hollyfield is live at san francisco airport where delays and cancellations have plagued travelers all morning. >> reporter: it has been a headache. we are used to fog, but this is lower than normal, that's why there are so many problems here and it is lynn gathering. a lot of people that we met today who put off going back until today are regetting it. you can hear the planes at sfo today, you just kasi them. >> i'm flying from sfo to -- santa barbara, our flight got cancelled due to the fog. now i'm going to miss all my classes today. >> reporter: christian is trying to get to santa barbara those are the trips most impacted short haul trips up and down the west sews there are so many they had to cancel because of fog. -- >> in foggy conditions we are required to space out the airport further. -- the aircraft further. >> reporter: passengers thought there would be a problem when they saw the fog on the way. >> traffic, fog, bad. very bad today. >> reporter: planes were also late getting into sfo these p
to work. amy hollyfield is live at san francisco airport where delays and cancellations have plagued travelers all morning. >> reporter: it has been a headache. we are used to fog, but this is lower than normal, that's why there are so many problems here and it is lynn gathering. a lot of people that we met today who put off going back until today are regetting it. you can hear the planes at sfo today, you just kasi them. >> i'm flying from sfo to -- santa barbara, our flight got cancelled due to the fog. now i'm going to miss all my classes today. >> reporter: christian is trying to get to santa barbara those are the trips most impacted short haul trips up and down the west sews there are so many they had to cancel because of fog. -- >> in foggy conditions we are required to space out the airport further. -- the aircraft further. >> reporter: passengers thought there would be a problem when they saw the fog on the way. >> traffic, fog, bad. very bad today. >> reporter: planes were also late getting into sfo these passengers sat on the runway in vegas for half an hour. >> they said i
with the s.w.a.t. team. amy hollyfield is live with more on the day-long search. >> reporter: a long search, now he is here in jail. police say he's 24-year-old man and he has ties to a local gang. this started 3:00 yesterday afternoon. police spotted him but it wasn't until 8:00 until they got him. they recognized him, he's known in the area and he's known for being just released from prison and not showing up for a parole meeting. when he realized police were after him he took off, he ran into a police car in the process that was at montgomery in san francisco after 3:00. he got away. it wasn't until 8:30 last night police got a tip he was holed up in a home on appleton. >> tactical team and crisis negotiators responded, when the police department made contact with that suspect he surrendered without further incident. >> reporter: police have not released his name. they did tell us his prior sentence was for a firearms violation. he's 24 with ties to a local gang. the police car an that was hit was damaged but no police officers were hurt. again, he's now booked in jail. amy hollyfield, a
if there are any problems these residents will give him a call, right away. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> right now part of the great highway in san francisco is shutdown because of storms strong winds sent sand blowing across yesterday the conditions too dangerous to reopen, drivers not being allowed to travel between lincoln and sloot in either direction. >>> storm-related photos sent by our viewers through ureport this is a large tree branch that came down in a santa rosa parking lot. another viewer took this photo of pg&e crews at an apartment complex in fremont. power was out nearly 12 hours there as the storms continue throughout the week, e-mail your photos. >>> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of these storms. meteorologist lisa argen will be back with the full forecast and you can track the storm yourself any time with live doppler 7 hd on abc7news.com. >>> in san francisco, right now a big mess after a large tree fell neighbors aren't sure whether it fell because of the weather or because it was old. >> reporter: right now that tree is being turned into wood chips as you ca
and abc are teaming up with the red cross for a day of giving to help victims. amy hollyfield joins us live from san francisco to show how you can help. >> reporter: think about what your money could go toward. you can help them buy blankets, they are going to need 80,000 during this disaster at the shelters everybody gets a could the and blanket there's 120 three shelters open now, every child -- there's 123 shelters open now. every child gets a -- it is not just cash they need. you guys have another dire need that people can give. >> storm cancelled over 360 red cross blood drives in the last week or so there's a critical need for blood. if someone has already given a cash donation they may want to consider a blood donation, a gift that will save a life. the best thing to do is make appointment ahead of time by going to redcross.org and that will go a long way. >> reporter: you have volunteers already if from the bay area on the ground helping about 100. -- we know they will help the victims, you anticipate they will help our bay area chapters. >> absolutely the 100 or so are gaining
indictment. we begin with -- sandy. we begin with amy hollyfield in san francisco. >> reporter: abc is asking today be a day of giving. they want to you know your money goes toward supplies that the red cross can hand out such as toiletry kits, basic items, toothbrush and toothpaste, the red cross hits the ground there and hands these out immediately. they also hand out meals they supply 128,000 saturday. they give out water and they help provide shelter. 100 volunteers from the bay area have traveled to the east coast to help. we've also sent five vehicles from the bay area. they need money that's why abc has decided to dedicate this day as a day of giving. they are encouraging to you think about what you can give, every little bit helps. if you give $50 that supplies three meal force one person and shelter and toiletries for one day. -- if you can give $150 that takes care of a family of four for one day. abc the company is going to be giving money to the red cross and is encouraging you as individuals to think about if you can give as well they are hoping you will do it today. collectively
and there's flooding and could be evacuations of some of the neighbors. amy hollyfield is on the way there now. we are going to have more information coming up later. >>> new developments in the case of former cia director david petraeus. another high ranking military official in the mix and the woman with whom petraeus had an affair is under intense investigation. katie marzullo joins us from the newsroom with more on that. >> reporter: paula broadwell is in hiding, petraeus' mistress. there are new players. jill kelley is a married social planner tampa, a petraeus family friend who blew the whistle on the affair. it turns out she might be involved in her own scandal. the fbi is investigating e-mail sent between kelley and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen. 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails over the last two years described as potentially inappropriate. adultery is a crime in the military. general petraeus says his affair with broadwell did not start until after he left afghanistan. broadwell's co-author on the petraeus biography said he never suspect add affair b
are continuing their 24 demonstration phase one started last night at oakland airport. as amy hollyfield tells us, phase two is getting underway what is going on? >> reporter: good morning. look behind me in opens at 6:00, it is blocked, there are 30, 40 people, union workers blocking this berth scheduled to open now now you can see the line of trucks, all the truck drivers trying to get into the bertm lined up at to either deliver the goods or pick up, the -- guy in front says he's trying to pick up an empty container, they are sitting here they can't get in. these workers are represented by the clerical and us towed y'all work stories the port they hope the teamsters and other -- unions will join them and won't cross their picket line. they are upset with the port wanting them to contribute more to their retirement. this strike will block independent contractors who will lose money if they can't deliver or pick up goods. workers tell me they realize that but feel this is worth it. >> i feel bad about that but i need to fight for my rights, i've been working here a long time and i earn my phone
the platform. amy hollyfield will have muchmore in 30 minutes. >>> aging sewer system -- causing nasty problem in marin county, 88,000 gallons of raw sewage overflowed in anselmo this week. a homeowner says sewage flowed behind his house for four days before it was reported. injuries say the -- engineers say the system is made up of 50-year-old clay pipe crumbling throughout san antonio sell know, cortamadera, fairfax and larkspur. >> -- particular, small tributary drainage drains that san anselmo creek. >>> it will cost an estimated 300 million dollars to rebill the system. >> in the south bay attorneys will present closing arguments today in the trial of former principal accused of not reporting suspected child sex abuse. yesterday lyn vijayendran the former principal at o.b. whaley took the stand and explained she was initially concerned about what the third grade student described. but she did not report it because the teacher craig chandler convinced her the activity the 8-year-old described was part of a lesson plan about helen keller. >>> san francisco police launched gang crackdown in
up amy hollyfield will buy the latest. >>> police in union city investigating the death of a money whose body was found in a trash bin a woman discovered the -- the injured man while taking out her garbage yesterday morning she called authorities who rushed him to a hospital where he died. police are pursuing active leads. >>> san francisco police still looking for a man they say tried to ram an officer with a car police attempted to stop the man yesterday after he was suspected of breaking into a vehicle. he ran into a construct site after getting out of his car police dog joined the search for the man in the building at third street, officers surrounded the building for a short time as well. >>> family in monterey county hopes you can help them fan a missing woman who suffers from alzheimer's. -- them find a miss woman who suffers from alzheimer's disease she was last seen 2:45 thursday afternoon he is 5'6, weighs 220 pounds. police say she was last seen driving a white 20 lexus gs. plate on the screen: it appears the car had a full tank of gas she may have driven a long distance
. amy hollyfield joins us live from the neighborhood to find a wall of mud. they have done a lot of prep work. >> they 6. there is a light rain falling right now. they know it is coming this weekend. they want people to be vigilant and if they see any trouble to give them a call right away. city officials have spent the last couple of days preparing the park and hillside for this storm. park is now surrounded by hay bales and netting also borders the problem area. they have uncovered the storm drain in the middle of the park. >> what we're trying to do is let the water that would fall go into the curb and gutter. not to suggest we're going to have muddy water but we won't have the water that we had tuesday morning. >> reporter: this is what they are trying to keep from happening. a pipe broke causing 45,000 gallons of water to spew into the neighborhood along with mountains of mud. it was a gross mess. residents don't want to see the rain shake loose any of that mud. they are worried that the holidays has been weakened and it could happen again. city employees feel like they have taken e
security. in two hours the chief cheerleader for prop 30 will cast his ballot, amy hollyfield is live at his polling place in oakland. >> reporter: good morning many governor brown will be voting here at this fire station in the oakland hills this morning. he will not be alone. he's going to turn it into a photo-op he will have some school children with him in a last-ditch effort to convince people to vote for prop 30. yesterday, the governor held raleighs across the state, including one in -- held rallies across the state, including one in san francisco. it has been a tough fight, up in the polls, down in the polls. a non-profit organization gave 11 million dollars to fight the measure. prop 30 would increase taxes to help fund education. governor brown told us yesterday he does feel confident that it will pass. >> when i ran for governor i said i would ask the people if they wanted to raise taxes if they thought it was important. we are asking the people. whatever they say, i will carry it out. >> reporter: former labor secretary robert reich held a yes on 30 rally yesterday at uc b
to have won. the race has been called. stay with abc7 morning news, amy hollyfield will have more on this at 6:30. >>> two more top state propositions prop 34 appears to have been defeated it would replace the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super majority of democrats. pro tem steinberg says he's hopeful democrats will be able to raise taxes and pass budgets without republican support if they get. >>> decisive victory for feinstein who will return to washington for a fourth term the 79-year-old san francisco democrat defeated danville republican emken. feinstein was better known and better financed than emken and did not and would not debate her. >> katie marzullo continues our coverage with long cal races. >> reporter: i zoomed in on the -- bay area, no
in san francisco. amy hollyfield is live in san francisco. >> reporter: i'm at nowee valley at 24th and hoffman, pg&e confirms it was because of lightning strikes, lightning hit four trance morningers. i'm joined by one of the residents, julia dawson, what did it sound like? >> it sounded like a big bomb going off much larger than anything i've heard and i knew it had to be close itch >> reporter: did you know what it was? -- >> no. although did worry about it. there was only one explosion and not other one i decided to go back to bed. >> reporter: you don't have power? >> no. >> reporter: is it cold in the house? >> note yet, but it will be if they don't get it fixed. >> reporter: tell me about your alarm clock situation? i wonder about people who rely on power to wake them up. >> we are lucky, my husband and i both wake up any way. >> reporter: i have an update, pg&e the foreman thinks they will get it back on around 8:00, 9:00, he said they were able to reset one of the transformers. but they had to send someone away from here to go pick up four more transformers that they have t
a water pipe broke and flooded several streets around lausanne avenue with water and mud. amy hollyfield is there live. >> reporter: it looks so much better out here. it is amazing. they still have work to do. this time yesterday we were standing in mud, quite an improvement this morning. they spent all day yesterday working on cleaning up this neighborhood. they were shoveling mud and hauling it out and taking it to a recycle place in brisbane. four blocks of this neighborhood were coated in mud after a pipe broke at 4:25 in the morning that released 45,000 gallons of water. it was rushing into this neighborhood it brought the hillside down with it and a lot of mud. now they are worried about the rain in the forecast later this week. today they will be working onshoring up this hillside park. >> the next three days we are going to be winterizing the park which means putting bales of hay out to absorb moisture, mud and debris, sandbags and everything that we can to secure the park. >> reporter: the good news is mud stayed out of people's homes. they did evacuate some homes just in case,
but they determined it was not. no one one has been arrested. amy hollyfield will have a live report in half an hour. >>> in oakland, 5-year-old boy fighting for his life at children's hospital. fire official says the boy darted into traffic around 5:15 near lake merritt and was hit by a van the family was nearby, the driver stopped and cooperated with police. the child is reported in critical condition now. >>> the government is deepening its investigation into whether a popular energy drink is dangerous, even fatal. more deaths are being looked at in connection to five hour -- to 5 hour energy. katie marzullo is following new developments. >> reporter: the city attorney is getting in on this demanding the makers of energy drinks prove they are safe. he wants labels to be more accurate. today researchers are releasing a report on the risks of the drinks as the fda drops a bombshell in the past four years 13 deaths have been linked to 5 hour energy drink and 30 people have suffered serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks. a few weeks ago the fda said monster energy drinks were linked
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